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Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:43:01 -0800

 



Rant & Rave: Don’t block aisle with shopping cart

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about road salt, rant about shopping carts in the way.



He feels bad for missing friend’s Facebook postings about her loss

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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The reader has no obligation to be aware of what people post on social media, writes Carolyn Hax.



Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:32:26 -0800

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TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) — Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty. The large cemetery is located north of Tuna […]



KFC scrambles its name as it issues a 3-letter apology for its U.K. chicken crisis

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:54:35 -0800

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When a logistical problem caused a chicken shortage that forced KFC to close stores in Britain this week, the restaurant chain came out with a mischievously contrite tongue-in-cheek ad.



Most sunscreens can harm coral reefs. What should travelers do?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0800

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People are harming coral reefs with toxic sunscreen. Now some tour operations are demanding their guests use only 100 percent biodegradable cosmetics.



Harsh flu season hurts senior living firms, with more pain to come

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:56:39 -0800

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The bad flu season is finally showing signs of easing up for most Americans. For senior-housing companies, the worst is yet to come.



Oregon search-and-rescue dog falls 30 feet, survives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:41:43 -0800

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NEWBERG, Ore. — A search and rescue dog with Mountain Wave Search and Rescue fell 30 feet off a cliff while on a hike with her handler and survived. KPTV reports Friday that Opal, a yellow Labrador, has multiple fractures in her paws after falling on a trail above Siletz Bay earlier in the week. […]



Nevada rescue team locates 2 skiers in South Lake Tahoe area

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:05:59 -0800

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MINDEN, Nev. — Law enforcement authorities in northern Nevada say two skiers have been rescued in the area around the border with California. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the men contacted emergency officials around 5 p.m. Thursday and said they got lost while skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Twenty-four-year-old […]



Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:27:50 -0800

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North Carolina was the site of the beginning and the end of Graham's earthly life, bookending trips to scores of countries to preach the Gospel. Graham grew up on a Charlotte dairy farm; it was in Charlotte that a 16-year-old Graham committed himself to Jesus at a traveling revival.



Malbec has been mastered high in Argentina’s Andes Mountains

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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This delicious red wine got its start in the Cahors region of France, but now Argentine vineyards are producing the best and most interesting vintages.



A major remodel updates a Renton Hill home for a future full of family, and fun for all ages

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0800

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While respecting tradition and adding contemporary details, almost everything moved — including the pool.



Rant & Rave: Professional, dedicating, caring emergency staff

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about emergency staff at Harborview, rant about car owners not renewing tabs.



How do you tell your daughter she’d be better off without her boyfriend?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800

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The best way to start the conversation is with your mouth closed and your eyes and ears open, writes Carolyn Hax.



Terror concerns prompt DC parking changes for special events

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:16:29 -0800

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Following vehicle-based attacks in New York and Charlottesville, Virginia, a new parking policy could force thousands to move their cars during major events in the nation’s capital. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement to WTOP-FM they’re instituting new parking restrictions, including removing all vehicles along special event routes, particularly during […]



China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:47:58 -0800

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BEIJING (AP) — The founder of one of China’s biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, will be prosecuted for financial offenses and regulators have taken control of his company, the government announced Friday. Anbang Insurance Group chairman Wu […]



Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:18:12 -0800

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, according to Nevada authorities. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed in a statement that Neil Udall, 31, died at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He had been […]



Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:35:43 -0800

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. […]



Medical marijuana advocate faces drug charge in Oklahoma

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:34:37 -0800

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MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A medical marijuana advocate from Colorado is facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in Oklahoma that her attorney called unconstitutional. Regina Nelson, 54 of Boulder faces one count of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, according to the McAlester News-Capital. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested Nelson on Sunday […]



Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:33:29 -0800

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients’ doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called “a cruel joke.” The idea was first floated last week in the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal, tucked […]



Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:38:10 -0800

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The hands-on touch built into the Plus program comes 10 years after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and his former roommate started Airbnb in a San Francisco apartment in hopes of bringing in more money to pay their own rent.